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Stafford Standoff Ends Peacefully
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3-hour Stafford standoff ends peacefully after road to LBI closed

A 32-year-old man was taken into police custody after a 3 hour standoff in Stafford Township that closed down a major road to LBI on a hot summer weekend.

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Wanted for questioning (Stafford Twp. PD)
Wanted for questioning (Stafford Twp. PD)
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Shoplifting suspects sought in Stafford

A shoplifting spree plaguing Stafford Township's Target store brings investigators to a group of suspects. If they, or their car, look familliar, police want to hear from you.

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A beautiful sunny day at the beach in Ship Bottom, N.J.  (Photo: Dan Zarrow, Townsquare Media)
A beautiful sunny day at the beach in Ship Bottom, N.J. (Photo: Dan Zarrow, Townsquare Media)
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Swim advisories issued for five Ocean County beaches

Water quality issues prompt Ocean County Health Department officials to issue swim advisories for bay and river beaches in Brick, Island Heights, Stafford, Beachwood and Seaside Park.

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Stafford Township Police Department Wins Fitness Challenge

18 teams of law enforcement officers competed in the Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge, and Stafford PD came out on top!

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Toms River Police Youth Camp (R. Stocco)
Toms River Police Youth Camp (R. Stocco)
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Toms River and Stafford police plan special events this weekend

They're busy fighting crime, but police in every community are never too busy to bond with the people they serve. Upcoming events in Toms River and Stafford - two on May 7 alone - give you a chance to look beyond the uniforms and strengthen connections with the men and women in blue.

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Prescribed burns in southern Ocean County today

While there's still about a month left for controlled burns, New Jersey State Forest Fire Service crews are taking advantage of each dry day with low winds to gain progress against potential summer Pinelands wildfires. Today's prescribed burns take place in Stafford and Lacey Townships.

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Manahawkin man intentionally drove into two cars, say police

A Manahawkin man faces a raft of charges for allegedly leaving a Stafford Township party in a drunken rage, ramming his truck into a pair of cars outside the house, and driving away.

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New traffic patterns at Manahawkin Bay Bridge project start Monday

The next phase of reconstruction at the Manahawkin Bay Bridge begins October 12, and with it comes a new traffic pattern that stays in place through Spring 2016.

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A small plane after landing on Route 72 in Stafford Township (via Twitter @911_ICE)
A small plane after landing on Route 72 in Stafford Township (via Twitter @911_ICE)
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Video of Plane Landing on Rt. 72 in Manahawkin

On Sunday, a small plane carrying five passengers had to make an emergency on Rt 72 in Manahawkin. Just a little while ago, police released video footage of the actual landing...

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Toms River Special Operations Team responded to Seaside Heights to shore up a damaged structure
Toms River Special Operations Team responded to Seaside Heights to shore up a damaged structure. (Toms River Special Operations Team)
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Third Natural Gas Explosion in Ocean County

A Seaside Heights woman is lucky to be alive after Ocean County's third natural gas explosion in just three weeks.

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Aftermath of a home explosion on Oak Avenue in Manahawkin
Aftermath of a home explosion on Oak Avenue in Manahawkin (Ocean County Sheriff)
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Gas explosion levels a house, causes multiple injuries in Stafford

Several people, including utility workers and firefighters, have been injured in a gas explosion that destroyed a home in Stafford Township, authorities said.

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Pictures of missing 12-year-old Barnegat resident Anthony Martinez and Caroline Hartman
Pictures of missing 12-year-old Barnegat resident Anthony Martinez and Caroline Hartman (All photos: Barnegat Police)
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Missing juveniles in Barnegat-Stafford found

A missing 13-year-old Barnegat girl who ran away from home last night and her 12-year-old boyfriend according to Township police and the Ocean County have been found Prosecutor's Office.

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